Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Jim McAllister + History + Cool Salem Stories = Culture

Do you want to know more about Salem's history?  Do you want to learn in a fun and interesting manner?  Then check out one of Jim McAllister's great lectures this year -- his year of 52 lectures in 52 weeks -- all centered on Salem's unique history.

Due to space limitations, lectures require reservations: culturecorner@gmail.com  or  978.979.5907).

Week Five: “On the (Salem) Waterfront”

Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Finz Seafood Restaurant, Pickering Wharf (upstairs)

A look back at the changing Salem shoreline from Winter Island to the South River, at various times home of fishing stages, power plants, cotton mills, historic sites and a residential neighborhood.

Week Four “I Might Have Done It Too”  (Rescheduled from January 24; a few spaces available)

Saturday, February 7 @ 6 p.m.    
The Witch House/Corwin House, 310 Essex Street

An empathetic perspective on the Putnams of Salem Village, an extended family that played a major and unfortunate role in the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, and an examination of the extraordinary social, economic, personal, and political pressures  that may have driven them to do so.

Week Six: “Nathaniel and Sophia: the Hawthorne Love Story”

Tuesday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m.
The Salem Witch Museum,19 1/2 Washington Square

Get in the Valentine’s Day mood with Jim’s telling of a great, and, at times, complicated,19th century American romance that unfolded in the very shadow of Washington Square.  

Be sure to stop in the Tavern or Nathaniel's for a bite to eat or a libation, either before or after these events.

I hope to see you here.


Juli Lederhaus
General Manager

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